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captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com we're live in union city where firefighters are still on the scene after a four-alarm fire ripped through an apartment complex. we'll hear from one of those business owners coming up. >> plus, sheriff mirkarimi getting his job back. how he hopes to mend the big divide now at city hall. >> rain and thunderstorms in the bay area. we'll have details coming up. >> a commute takes you towards san francisco. we get a new accident reported on the upper deck of the bay bridge. details on that coming up. >> good morning, it is wednesday, october 10. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we begin with some breaking news out of union city. >> firefighter injured, several businesses damage at a strip mall there. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us. cate, i hear those business owners have got some tough news this morning, right? >> reporter: yes, that's right. i actually spoke to a couple of them still here sort of watching firefighters. as you can see, they are on scene hosing down making sure
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there are no hot spots. and that everything is in fact all clear but it is going to be a long day of clean-up for firefighters and these business owners after that massive fire tore through about 10 businesses. >> a master by called about 1:05 this morning and crews were it spread really quickly. firefighters tried to keep their work going and thatic came crashing down. i spoke with a couple of business owners standing by and they say it wasn't already tough economic times, this makes it worse. >> when i came here, i saw the fire at the corner and then spread from this side up to
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that side. >> as a precaution, firefighters evacuated a nearby apartment complex. but we hear that they are all back home right now. we heard earlier also one firefighter was injured. he suffered major cuts to the back of his hand and has been treated at a local hospital. again, live back here on scene, you can see that they are on top of that ladder hosing down a corner of that apartment complex. that's where they say the fire originally started and again, as far as the cause, investigators are still here on scene. when i spoke to the deputy chief, he says it's too early to suspect anything suspicious but they will be here all morning. live in union city, cate caugiran, cbs 5. okay, cate. thank you. we have some live pictures from chopper 5. firefighters in richmond are on the scene. this is a pallet fire you see it burning there. investigators say it began early this morning on brookside drive near rum road. it's a commercial industrial area. firefighters expect to be there for hours still trying to determine the cause. you can see some of the video
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just in of the fire itself. the firefighters tell us a lightning strike may have sparked that fire sometime around 2 a.m. lawrence has been monitoring that actually. there's nothing on the radar that said there was some lightning in that area? >> no. we have lightning detection device so we rolled it back and looked about 2:00 when they said the fire started. we didn't see anything on there so we can't verify any lightning strikes but we have had other lightning strikes around the bay area especially at the coast and the peninsula and, of course, some raindrops to go along with that in the san jose area. just after 9:00 last night pretty good downpour. .09" of rain in the san jose area. some welcome rain in the fall season and we're not done just yet. could be an interesting day weather-wise as things stay unsettled with the area of low pressure off of the coast. you will see numerous strikes especially at the half moon bay area and pushes off the coast. more showers in the south bay and the santa cruz mountains. i think the focus will shift more to the south as we head in
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toward the afternoon. lightning strikes in the half moon bay area in the 10 minutes, possibility of more isolated thunderstorms. 40s and 50s by the afternoon. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. if you are commuting to work today over the bay bridge toll plaza expect busier delays than usual. there is an accident on the upper deck approaching treasure island. no injuries. so hopefully they will be able to clear it quickly. bridge crews are aware of it they are out there now. they turned on the metering lights and cycling through them slowly so that's why you see this early-morning backup. so typically, the metering lights are not turned on until before:15. so 10 to 15 -- before 6:15 so 10 to 15 minutes earlier than normal so expect pay bigger delay. on the maps, you are heading into san francisco. we're also watching this a water main break reported on diamond street right there between 18th and market. crews are on scene trying to
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fix the problem now. more traffic coming up. meantime back to you guys. the san francisco board of supervisors sides with ross mirkarimi giving him his job back. anne makovec joins us now and ann, there's been a lot of drama surrounding this. some of say it's a shocking decision. >> reporter: oh, yes. talk about a comeback fo ross mirkarimi. last night 7 of the 11 supervisors voted to permanently remove him from office. but 9 needed to vote for it to actually happen. so ross mirkarimi is coming back to work at city hall this morning. last night he appeared with his wife and son at his side at the hearing. in the end, supervisors kim, olague, campos and avalos voted for mirkarimi to keep his job going against the ethics commission recommendation. this is of course after
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mirkarimi's false imprisonment conviction for bruising his wife's arm days before taking office in january. it is going to be an awkward day at city hall and for the mayor's month long push to get mirkarimi out. >> i look forward after something that has profoundly affected our relationship and i think our relationship as it intersects with the people of san francisco that we have work to do. we need to rise above politics and get the job done. >> reporter: his wife spoke yesterday as well continuing to support her husband. >> finally, i think that justice was done. and i have a message for mayor lee. you have to be a bigger mayor because we have our sheriff back finally. >> reporter: now, the mayor sent out this statement last night saying, quote, the board's decision returns a convicted domestic batterer to
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lead the sheriff's office and i am concerned about our city's nationally recognized domestic violence program. i will do everything in my power to ensure that abusers continue to be held accountable. now, mirkarimi says he is going to be talking with a high level officials with the sheriff's office this morning to talk about how best to transition back into his job to. his attorney says he is going to get back pay for the time he was out of office which was this entire year. live outside san francisco city hall, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. three people are recovering in the hospital this morning after a hit-and-run crash near an antioch school. a crossing guard her young son and another woman were injured outside turner elementary school yesterday morning. the drives was speeding and trying to pass cars lined up to drop children off at the school, according to witnesses. the suv ran through an intersection, plowed into the pedestrians and crashed into another car and then the driver and passenger got out and ran
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away. >> all of a sudden a car caught on fire and the policeman ran over there with fire extinguishers to put it out. >> a man later returned and says he was the driver and admitted he was drinking. he was arrested on the spot. police are still searching for that other person. a 17-year-old girl stabbed in the mission district has life-threatening injuries after being stabbed multiple times near 21st and valencia about 7:00 last night. shortly before that, several people were involved in a fight in the same area. the gang task force is trying to determine if the fight and the stabbing were related. other bay area headlines, a san francisco man is expected to enter a plea in court this afternoon. bradley mrozek is suspected of abduct and assaulting a 9-year- old girl in san mateo last month at parkside elementary school. today is the one-year anniversary of the "occupy" oakland movement.
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they will mark it with events at snow park. 6:09. a lot of attention potentialed on ohio where republican challenger mitt romney appears to be making progress. >> four more weeks! four more weeks! >> romney supporters chanting "four more weeks" for president obama during a rally at cuyahoga falls yesterday evening. no republican has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in the buckeye state has shrunk to 51-47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get him to co join our team. >> we have reinvented the auto industry. >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today he is back at work at the white house. today the u.s. supreme court is set to take on the issue of affirmative action at universities. the justices will hear
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arguments over university of texas programs that use race as a factor in a quarter of its incoming classes. opponents say the university is practicing illegal discrimination. the case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities. the as and the giants still alive in the play-offs, exciting. >> yeah. both with big wins last night. >> coco crisp leaps and catches it! >> how about that catch. certainly got the as fired up. they beat the tigers 2-0. detroit still leads the best-of- five series 2 games to 1. game 4 set to go tonight in observations. we'll go out there tonight and just play baseball like we have been doing all year. just try to soak up the moment and just have the best time that we can hopefully try to go out and shock some people. >> that's aj griffin the rookie
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who will take the hill tonight at 6:30 against the tigers. >> hannigan goes down the line, slide and did he make the play? yes, he did! >> yeah. the giants slashing the leather, too. they beat cincinnati 2-1 in 10 innings despite only three hits in the game. it worked. giants trail that series like the as 2-1 games. game 4 today in cincinnati at 1:00 bay area time in cincinnati. go, giants, as. 6:11. a bay area scientist bags a nobel prize. his groundbreaking research at stanford. >> plus, a teen blogger attacked by the taliban in pakistan. the outburst of protests in the war-torn country coming up. >> and caught on tape a rush to help a tangled sea lion at pier 39. the setback for rescuers. male ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go.
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and recovering at the marine mammal center. check out this exclusive video.. a check this rescue. a sea lion is safe and recovering at the marine mammal center. this is exclusive video right here. a team of experts went to pier 39 after they received calls about two sea lions with plastic packing around their necks. they ended up shooting a dart to sedate one of them. netted him and then hauled him into a crate. >> sedation wasn't quite as much as we would like but we got him down the most important thing. >> the sea lion nicknamed by the staff as blonde bomber is expected to be released into the wild soon. the rescue of the second sea lion was more complicated, apparently scared by a tour boat and disappeared into the
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water but that first sea lion got help. traffic on a wednesday what do you think? >> i don't know. we should check in. elizabeth, how's it looking? >> unfortunately we have big problems heading know san francisco. let's get right to the bay bridge toll plaza. if we can show that big backup, at 6:16 this morning, we're watching a motorcycle accident motorcycle and a couple of other cars. you can see it is barely moving right now approaching those pay gates. so the accident is just east sounds like of treasure island. various lanes blocked so good sized delays especially for this time of the morning. they are out there now working to clear it. we're not really sure about the extent of injuries. at this point, they appear to be minor. so that is the good news. hopefully they will be able to clear it earlier than otherwise. they also had to turn on the metering lights earlier than typical. good 10 to 15 minutes earlier than we usually see for this time of the morning. so that's why we see those bigger-than-usual backups. you may want to consider the san mateo bridge. live look at the san mateo
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bridge where this is moving just fine. the right side of your screen that's the commute direction. westbound 92. so heading out of hayward towards the peninsula, that's actually a pretty nice ride. and we are going to try to show you a look at the incline but i think our cameras -- we're trying to get that to work. towards the south bay, northbound 101 approaching oakland road we were watching this accident it is now on the right-hand shoulder. brake lights beyond 280 your drive times showing speeds 21 miles an hour. another accident approaching los gatos northbound highway 17 right by highway 85. road may be slick. drive time 15 minutes in the northbound lanes of 101. because of that accident. 280 and the guadalupe parkway no problems. that's a check of your
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"timesaver traffic." let's go to lawrence for the weather. >> lightning strikes around the bay area still more scattered showers if you are heading out the door. lightning strikes in half moon bay. we are seeing another cell rotating back towards the coastline and back into the half moon bay area. brief heavy downpours and the possibility of thunderstorms erupting there, as well. so we'll see the circulation in this low still off the coastline. showers rotating back off the coastline that will be rotating back toward the bay area so staying unsettled throughout the day today but i think the focus and the shift of the storms is going to head further to the south throughout the day. partly cloudy if you are heading outside the possibility of isolated showers and possible thunderstorms. sun and clouds through the bay area today. temperature not too bad fairly mild but then looks like we are going to stay unsettled with the focus of this afternoon seeing the storms down to the
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south into the san jose, santa cruz mountains with the afternoon heating we could see more thunderstorms and more showers erupt there in the latter part of the day. temperatures mild. next couple of days. things settling down weekend looking good returning to dry weather and maybe on 80s in the warmer spots inland over the week and dry next week. >> thank you. new this morning a stanford university professor is one of two americans who won the nobel prize in chemistry. brian kobilka is a professor of molecular and cellular physiology at stanford university school of medicine. he and cowinner robert lefkowitz were honored for studies of proteins that let body cells respond to signals from the outside. kobilka spoke with kcbs radio this morning. >> well, i believe it's in part because of the proteins we study are so important in so
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many aspects of normal health. so most of the hormones and neurotransmitters in the body work through these proteins. >> kobilka says when he got the call this morning informing him that he won he thought it was a prank but it was not. several schools in pakistan closed in protest today over the taliban attack on a 14-year- old girl. the girl is hospitalized in intensive care at a military hospital in peshawar where doctors removed a bullet from her neck. she had been writing a blog for the bbc about life in the country and is an outspoken critic of the taliban in pakistan. doctors are optimistic that she will recover. 6:20. that california man behind that anti-muslim film linked to the middle east violence is back in court today. 55-year-old mark josef is accused of violating his probation for a bank fraud conviction in 2010. he was arrested for that last month. he is expected to make his court appearance today by way of video conferencing because
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of safety concerns. 6:20. a humiliating patdown. what one cancer patient said she had to endure while going through airport security. >> plus, the as find some way to survive thanks to coco crisp's great catch. our play of the day is coming up next. we want to hear why your scl is cool... you can submit your nominaton on our websi: sf dot com slash cool tomorrow at >> we want to hear why your school is so cool. submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool and be sure and tune in tomorrow at 6:20. we'll feature our lady of grace at k-8 at castro valley. kids are fired up. that's coming up tomorrow. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables
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win and they did. in the tenth inning, the giants got two hits then an error gave them a run to beat the reds 2- 1. another do or die game at cincinnati this afternoon. >> how about the as? game 3 last night we go to the coliseum. cespedes knocked in a run in the first and then says a fly home run in the 5th. tigers a couple of men on in the ninth but a double play ended it. oakland won 2-0. >> play of the day might be the play of the year. top of the 2nd, tigers prince fielder the big guy pelting a bomb but coco crisp is going back. tracking it down. jumps, grabs and pulls it back into the ballpark. big-time winner there. game 4 another must win at 6:30 tonight at the coliseum. that's motivated the troops right there. >> that was a big jump, too. >> it was. coming up, a security scare at l.a.x. you won't believe what tsa
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found on one man's carry-on. >> and suspended no more. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi returns to work today. how he plans to mend fences at city hall. >> we're live in union city where it's an emotional day for business owners as they had to watch their shops go up in flames. coming up, we'll hear from them and what it was like when they first arrived on scene. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. wednesday, october 10. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. we begin with some breaking news in the east bay.
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a firefighter injured while battling a massive fire. it broke out early this morning at a strip mall in union city. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us and cate, a guess a lot of businesses affected by this fire, right? >> reporter: at least 9 or 10. it's a rough day. some of them are still waiting for fire crews to finish up. you can see they are still battling some hot spots in the corner of this shopping center right here. needless to say, it's going to be a long day of clean-up for firefighters and business owners after that massive blaze ripped through this shopping center just hours ago. we have video of it. you can see just how big these flames were. alameda county fire department says a passerby called them at around 1:05 a.m. and crews were immediately dispatched. they say it started in the corner of this strip mall here and they tried their best to kept it from spreading but the flames got to the roof and the attic space and then that collapsed making it difficult for crews to fight. now, we spoke with a couple of
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business owners here who says it is a rough day for them. they say if it wasn't already tough economic times, this makes it far worse. >> emotional, we don't know what's going on. the fire was spreading pretty quickly. >> it's very bad. it's everything you got, no? you know, especially business now slow and then it's happened like this one, i think very bad day. >> reporter: now, that business owner was one of the owners of a shop where the fire started. his grocery store completely gone. now, as a precaution, firefighters told us they evacuated a nearby apartment complex but all of those residents are back home now. we do know that one firefighter was injured. he suffered major cuts to the back of his hand but has been treated at a local hospital. live here on scene, crews still trying to hose down those hot spots. as far as the cause at this point, firefighters tell me it is still under investigation.
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investigators here are on scene. they say it's too early to tell if there is anything suspicious. we are live in union city, cate caugiran, cbs 5. in richmond, firefighters at the scene at a pallet fire right now. it began early this morning on brookside drive in a commercial industrial area. smoke could be seen from the eastshore freeway. firefighters expect to stay there for several hours to kind of clean up. still trying to determine a cause but the deputy chief told us early this morning they are looking into perhaps a lightning strike that may have caused that fire but right now, they are just not sure. and apparently there were some lightning strikes in the bay area last night and early th morning, right? >> yes. we didn't see any lightning strikes in richmond at that area. we are not sure what caused that but lightning strikes, we have had plenty of those especially near the coast and rain to go with it into the san jose area last night just after 9:00 we had a good downpour there. .09" of welcomed rain coming down in that area and still
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more this morning. in fact, those showers and thunderstorms rotating off the coastline still making their way through the half moon bay area but we have a stronger cell now that is sliding in through the santa cruz mountains, scotts valley toward ben lomond and boulder creek. you will see stormy weather and embedded thunderstorms with the system as it moves through. out over the bay broken clouds out there right now. temperatures not too bad in the 40s and 50s. i think this afternoon, we'll see these numbers running:again into the mid-70s in the valleys with some partly cloudy skies. the rain line is going to shift further to the south. the santa cruz mountains and also the san jose area watch out this afternoon, you could see some thunderstorms rumbling on through. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. and we're following this breaking news here coming into our traffic department. we get a good bird's-eye view from chopper 5 of this accident on the upper deck of the bay bridge. so you're looking live at the incline section, where it looks like it's the far left lane that's blocked. only one lane blocked right
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now. unfortunately, it is causing some pretty major delays getting into san francisco from the east bay. so the accident was reported about a half hour ago involving a motorcycle. couple of other cars. and this is what it's doing behind the pay gates. they turned the metering lights on probably about 15 minutes earlier than typical so it is already jammed solid through the macarthur maze and growing, at least 25 minutes just to get you on the bridge. and then you the incline, it is a really tight squeeze. until you get past treasure island, until you get past that accident scene, then things finally improve. this accident is likely going to have a ripple effect throughout the morning. when things like this happen, it takes a long time to recover. we'll have more traffic coming up. we're also seeing delays in the south bay. in the meantime, back to you guys. sheriff ross mirkarimi is ready to go back to work. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: good morning. it is probably going to be an
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awkward morning here at city hall in san francisco today. the board of supervisors fell two votes short of permanently removing ross mirkarimi from office. some of the supervisors say it was too convoluted of an issue legally speaking so ross mirkarimi returns to office here this morning. >> i want to mend fences with all parties. i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to now move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy. >> reporter: so board of supervisors meeting lasted about 9 hours yesterday and in the end, supervisors kim, olague, campos and avalos voted in favor of mirkarimi keeping his job despite pleading guilty to false imprisonment for bruises his wife's arm during an argument days before he was sworn in, in january. the ethics commission did recommend he be removed from
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office permanently that during a long public comment period. we heard from both sides. >> we put him in office. and if we want him out, we'll take him out. >> you really need to ask yourself why mayor lee has come and taken our vote away. thank you. >> reporter: now, mayor lee sent out this statement yesterday: he of course did want mirkarimi removed from office. he said "domestic violence has no place in our city will never be considered a private family matter and will never be top rated. we will move forward from these official misconduct proceedings recommitting ourselves to standing up for women and families." so sheriff mirkarimi says he is going to be meeting with some top level officials in the department today to figure out how to best transition back into office. live at city hall, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. an 11-year-old boy, his mother and another woman are recovering after they were struck by a car outside an antioch school. it happened yesterday morning outside turner elementary
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school? >> police say the speeding suv ran through an intersection, plowed into the pedestrian and crashed into another car. two women managed to push the boy out of the car's path. this happened on his birthday. >> i was supposed to go to chuck e. cheese and then to dinner and then back home. >> police say the driver and a passenger then got out and ran off. but one man later returned said he was the driver and admitted he had been drinking. he was arrested. police are still searching for the other person. 6:37. how about some politics? mitt romney back in the battleground state of ohio today. >> four more weeks! four more weeks! >> romney supporters chanting four more weeks for president obama during a rally in cuyahoga falls yesterday evening. no republican has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. that's why mr. romney is spending a lot of time there. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in that state
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has shrunk now at 51-47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today he is back at work. he will be at the white house this morning. u.s. supreme court today will hear arguments on affirmative action at universities. the specific case involves the university of texas program that uses race as a factor in a quarter of its incoming classes. opponents say the university is practicing illegal discrimination. the case could lead to new limits on affirmative action at universities. san jose's police chief doesn't want any secrets in his department and he thinks it's time for his officers to speak up. chief chris moore released a memo monday promoting national coming out day. it read in part, stress and anguish can result from hiding
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a person's sexual orientation. the department encourages members to be who they are. >> just so liberating that you don't have to worry about all the baggage you have been carrying around. and that when you're working you can focus on your job not trying to maintain a cover story and, uhm, just go out and enjoy life. >> he says there could be 40 officers out of 1,000 who are uncomfortable about not being openly gay. a heating and cooling system is being built to cut carbon emissions in half at stanford university. they say they will also cut water use by 18% and save about $300 million over the next 35 years. a boston man facing charges after authorities at l.a.x. discovered several hazardous and suspicious items in his luggage. the items included a smoke grenade, happen. , knives, gas mask, biohazard
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suits, and some body bags, as well. investigators say the man was wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants under his trench coat. he is charged now with one count of transporting hazardous materials. a cancer patient says she was humiliated at a seattle airport. the woman was on her way to hawaii when she says the security patdown went too far. she was departing on an end of life trip. she says she had to lift her shirt and pull back bandages in line. an agent also punctured a saline bag she was carrying. she feels said it was embarrassing. >> when somebody wants to take a trip especially what i call an end of life trip because you want to see your family and friends, then it becomes -- it's even more important than just taking a trip. [ crying ] >> tsa in a statement says after checking the video they have determine that screening procedures were followed properly. she says she called ahead of time to the airlines to warn them about all this equipment she would be taking on and --
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>> sometimes you got it just figure it out. you know? >> there you go. >> let her go 6:41. a las vegas high roller left a quarter million dollars in cash in a taxi. what did the driver do? we'll tell you coming up. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the big board right now. you can see that the dow is down about 35 points. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. ,,,,
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watch as ext he is no amateur but after you see this you might think bad idea. [ beep, beep, beep ] >> the extreme mountain biker -- he tries to jump a 68-foot canyon at the zion national
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park in utah. total wipeout. he had just an injured knee and says he will try again. >> oh. >> i don't know. [ bleep ], [ bleep ], [ bleep ] ouch. >> you hear all those beeps? >> yeah. i don't blame him. [ laughter ] you could have bad airbags in your car. federal highway safety officials are expected to explain the problem today. they have already let the auto industry know that car owners whose airbags have been replaced in the last three years could be at risk. their replacement bags could be counterfeit and they might not work. power windows switches. the reason for the latest recall from toyota and it's a big one. the automaker is recalling more than 7 million vehicles built over the past several years. the worldwide recall includes 2 1/2 million vehicles right here in the united states. there's been some smoke but the problem in the driver's side power window switch not known to cause any injuries. some new video this morning from the international space station. the dragon space capsule a
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privately built robotic spacecraft arrived there this morning delivering a half ton of supplies. this is the first commercial cargo delivery to the station. it's a billion-dollar deal between nasa and the private flight company spacex. >> apparently with ice cream on board. >> freeze dried steak and ice cream. >> i haven't tried the steak and the ice cream is good. a little dry. >> but it's tasty. hey, for space, not bad. folks around the bay area what a start to the morning! we have had some lightning strikes showing up outside and it continues to be unsettled. lightning has kind of calmed down a little bit but early on today it was going good. you can see some strong cells now making their way through the santa cruz mountains. watch out. you're going to see some brief downpours with these and maybe even some lightning strikes. low pressure off the coast will keep things unsettled for the better part of today a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures surprisingly mild. then the rain is going to shift
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further to the south into san jose and the santa cruz mountains this afternoon. i think with some afternoon heating, could see some more pop coming up thunderstorms. as this low drags out it's going to take moisture with it. that means we are going to start to dry out further north. in the south bay you could see good activity later on today. 71 the expected high in san jose. 69 in san mateo. 70 hayward. east bay numbers even the mid- 70s by the afternoon. and inside the bay a little cooler but not bad. 69 in oakland. about 66 in san francisco. and 62 in daly city. unsettled the possibility of thunderstorms today. maybe a leftover shower or two tomorrow morning but not much. then we dry things out. looks like the weekend should be very nice to get out and enjoy some of the temperatures moving up into the low 80s over the weekend too. elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. if you are just waking up with us there's been a crash on the upper deck of the bay bridge. very big delays getting into san francisco from the east bay. they cleared it out every lanes and everything is moving better
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across the upper deck. but it is still very slow especially behind the pay gates. it is jammed solid into the macarthur maze already this morning. they turned on the metering lights a little early. minor injuries with that crash. it was involving a motorcycle and blocking lanes for a good half hour or so. so yeah, unfortunately the damage has been done. if you are heading towards the bay bridge. you may want to consider the san mateo bridge as an alternate. this is not too bad actually westbound 92 looking good only about a 15-minute drive time right now out of hayward toward foster city. bart is another good option if you want to avoid the big delays behind the pay gates. all trains including those heading to downtown san francisco are on time. elsewhere let's go to the rest of our maps show you some of our live drive time sensors. northbound 101 approaching oakland road is still really backed up. we had an accident there. it was quickly cleared to the right-hand shoulder. but it is still really slow and you can see that drive time 16
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minutes now between 280 and 237. that is traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. profit warnings this morning from some bay area companies. >> and with more details on that let's check with jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. corporate earnings will be a main story line over the next several weeks. we got off to a decent start with aluminum maker alcoa and kfc and taco bell and costco all topping expectations. but a couple of bay area companies don't expect to have such good things to say. san ramon-based chevron says its earnings will be significantly lower than expected thanks to unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates as well as operations in refining and marking that didn't meet its expectations. now, chevron will still turn a big profit making $7.2 billion in the 2nd quarter. and analysts were expecting profit of around $6.2 billion in the 3rd quarter but looks like it will fall shy of that.
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san jose-based solid state drive maker is getting hammered after it said its earnings will be materially lower than what it was expecting thanks to problem in its customer incentive practice. the company also naming a new ceo today in the process. its stock is getting hit hard, as well. market overall heading lower and chevron is weighing on the dow since it is a dow component. chevron's shares are down by 2.5%. dow losing 31 points. nasdaq higher by a couple of points. s&p down by one. shares in ocz diving by 33%. back to you guys. >> thank you. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." it's wednesday, that means gayle king is in the big chair and joins us live from new york. good morning. >> reporter: yup, i'm in the big chair. got on my big girl pants on a wednesday. hello, frank and michelle. we'll take you to the u.s.
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consulate in libya about how the ambassador got trapped inside. john miller with new information about the security breakdown. can a simple breath test tell you if you have a deadly disease like cancer? a top doctor from cleveland clinic shows us the new technology and this is the best part i think. no needles. and no x-rays required. those stories and more when we see you at 7:00. >> thank you. >> back to you, frank and michelle. >> we'll take it. sounds like a good show. it all starts at 7:00 right here on cbs 5. san francisco is finally getting a target today. the store is at the metreon center called city target because it's different than most of the chains' out led. it's smaller and doesn't sell big items that would be hard to carry home. some people were surprised the city allowed the store. >> i was really surprised that target was able to get in here. >> all of the blow-back that i thought we would get when we started talking about target. >> the store opens today with a
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he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car. cbs-5 reporter cate cauguirn has more on the one last check on a developing story out of union city. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has more on the nearly dozen businesses damaged at a strip mall fire there. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. firefighters just told us they used at least 60,000 gallons of water to take out this fire here. investigators are waiting for morning light to assess the damage. alameda county fire department says a passerby had called in the fire just after 1:00 this morning. by the time crews got on scene, the deputy chief says the fire got a head start and spread to the roof. it collapsed, creating a major challenge for firefighters. the fire spread to nine or ten other businesses. some of them completely
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damaged. as a precaution, firefighters evacuated a nearby apartment complex. but all of those residents are back at home this morning. one firefighter was injured. he had major cuts to the back of his hand. but he was treated and is expected to be okay. so far they don't have a cause at this point. but fire investigators say they will be here at least until 10:00 this morning assessing the damage. live in union city, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. richmond firefighters could be on the scene of a pellet fire much of this morning. the fire has been burning for a few hours on brookside drive near rum mill road. investigators have not determined a cause but there were reports of lightning strikes in the area about the time of the fire. ross mirkarimi plans to show up for work today as the sheriff of san francisco. the board of supervisors voted 7-4 to remove him from office last night. but that was short of the 9 votes needed to oust him. mouse of the people who spoke at the hearing -- most of the people who spoke at the hearing supported the sheriff. mayor lee said he disagree with the four supervisors who
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supported mirkarimi. so might be an awkward day at city hall. >> sounds like it. 6:58. let's check traffic and weather. >> absolutely. >> this has been a fun day, the most fun i have had in quite some time, folks. we have had some lightning strikes around the bay area today. seeing that train of moisture pull away from the coastline but yeah, the lightning and thunderstorms popping up and still some more showers, even the possibility of more thunderstorms over the santa cruz mountains now. you get hit hard now with these cells rotating through going to stay unsettled throughout the day, partly cloudy in the afternoon, still mid-70s inland. it looks like the rain line is going to shift further south today so san jose and the santa cruz mountains more of the focus this afternoon with a possibility of more thunderstorms. elizabeth? >> okay. ick. that's the best way to describe it, ew, it's a bad commute right now heading into san francisco at the bay bridge. really cycling through these metering lights slowly and it's all because of an early-morning accident on the upper deck. it was involving a motorcycle, a couple of other cars. it's now out of there. it's cleared out of lanes. unfortunately, the damage has been done. it is a really hefty commute right now behind those pay
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gates jammed solid through the macarthur maze. and also backing up on to interstate 80 and 580, as well. so consider the san mateo bridge. bart all trains are on time. a quick note about muni. outbound delays at the embarcadero station some sort of mechanical issue so again outbound muni service is impacted but all other mass transit is on time. >> icky. >> pretty icky. >> the as and giants, they need to win to stay alive and they both came up mighty big last night. watch this catch. leads the best-of- five sers two games-to-o >> he's got it! >> coco crisp got the as fired up. they won 2-0 at the coliseum. detroit still leading 2-1 games. game 4 tonight in oakland. the giants came up big last night. they won 2-0. and their game number 4 today at 1:00 in cincinnati. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com